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Tell Google: Block Facebook's Child Surveillance App on Android
Science & Tech  (tags: privacy, social media, communications, computers, smart phones, apps, spying, cybersecurity, petitions )

Freya
- 71 days ago - actionnetwork.org
A bombshell new report shows that Facebook has been paying people as young as 13 years old $20 gift cards to run an app that spies on their phones.
Tell Congress to Stop Mobile Carriers From Blocking Text Messages
Science & Tech  (tags: communications, smart phones, texting, net neutrality, petitions )

Freya
- 79 days ago - actnow.io
Last month, the Federal Communications Commission classified text messaging as a Title I service under the Communications Act, effectively deregulating it.
Stop Sales of Real-Time Location Data
Science & Tech  (tags: communications, smart phones, social media, privacy, petitions )

Freya
- 90 days ago - act.openmedia.org
The real-time location information of potentially hundreds of millions of Americans is being sold in an unrelated online market - and there are no laws to stop it from happening.
Most Android Apps Are Sending Data to Facebook Even If You Don't Have An Account
Science & Tech  (tags: computers, Internet, smart phones, communications, social media, privacy )

Freya
- 106 days ago - yahoo.com
Privacy International tested 34 popular Android apps and found that two-thirds send data to Facebook as soon as they are launched. It makes no difference if people are logged out of Facebook, or don't have an account.
Tell Google to Adopt the Kids' App Store Standards Now
Science & Tech  (tags: kids, children, smart phones, computers, apps, Internet, social media, purchasing, commerce, online safety, privacy, petitions )

Freya
- 114 days ago - action.momsrising.org
Apps for kids shouldn't serve deceptive ads, collect personal data, or trick children into making in-app purchases - but Google recommends a slew of "family-friendly" apps that do just that!
Stop Sprint and T-Mobile's Power Grab
Science & Tech  (tags: communications, smart phones, mergers, monopolies, petitions )

Freya
- 173 days ago - actionnetwork.org
The FCC is reviewing a massive merger between Sprint and T-Mobile that would lead to higher cell phone prices and crappier data plans for millions of Internet users.
Demand Digital Peace
Science & Tech  (tags: communications, Internet, social media, e-mail, texting, tweets, twitter, smart phones, petitions, privacy )

Freya
- 195 days ago - digitalpeace.microsoft.com
We are Digital Citizens - members of a thriving online global society. We trust technology to help us do our jobs, create communities and connect us.
Google Now Lets Parents Manage Their Kids' Phone Time Remotely
Science & Tech  (tags: communications, smart phones, families, parental controls, privacy )

Freya
- 209 days ago - mentalfloss.com
Android phone owners are able to set restrictions on their teens' devices, either by setting time limits, locking their phones remotely, or subjecting app downloads to parental approval.
How Location Tracking Actually Works on Your Smartphone
Science & Tech  (tags: smart phones, privacy, civil rights, Google )

Freya
- 224 days ago - gizmodo.com
As the recent revelation over Google's background tracking of your location shows, it's not as easy as it should be to work out when apps, giant tech companies and pocket devices are tracking your location and when they're not.
Tell Google to Stop Secretly Tracking User Locations
Science & Tech  (tags: smart phones, communications, Internet, privacy, petitions )

Freya
- 237 days ago - act.demandprogress.org
Google is always watching you. But if that makes you uncomfortable, you can always disable the location tracking feature on your device, and they'll stop, right? Wrong! Even after turning off the location data feature, Google continues to secretly track
Exposed: How Google Still Tracks You Even When "Location History" Is Turned Off
Science & Tech  (tags: smart phones, computers, privacy, civil rights )

Freya
- 238 days ago - activistpost.com
Android and iPhone users may be under the impression that Google is not tracking their location data if they've turned off Location History on their devices. Google support says, "With Location History off, the places you go are no longer stored."
Jim Hightower: It's Time to End Planned Obsolescence and Allow the Right to Repair
Science & Tech  (tags: gadgets, smart phones, repairs, greed, waste )

Freya
- 629 days ago - alternet.org
Planned obsolescence has long been a consumer expense and irritation. Now brand-name profiteers are pushing a new abuse: Repair prevention.
Confronting the Great Mass Addiction of Our Era
Science & Tech  (tags: communications, smart phones, Internet, social media )

Freya
- 717 days ago - alternet.org
This examination of today's tech-zombie epidemic is worth putting your phone down for - at least for a while.
The Top 5 Emerging Technologies In 2014
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, emerging technologies, computers, smart phones, screenless display, brain-computer interface, wearable technology )

Freya
- 1866 days ago - smallbusiness.yahoo.com
In a recent report from the World Economic Forum, the highly respected group identified the top 10 technological trends that will come to the fore this year.
There's Really Bad Stuff Buried in Those 'Terms and Conditions' You're Expected Not to Read and Just Click Yes on
Science & Tech  (tags: smart phones, agreements, Terms and Conditions, banks, privacy, security, fascism )

Freya
- 1881 days ago - alternet.org
Last month, I had a chance to talk with John McAfee, the founder of the popular McAfee computer security programs. We talked about how people usually don't read the terms and conditions of the smartphone applications that they download onto their phones.
 

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